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Martinsville, VA, United States
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  • A Man Called Ove

  • By: Fredrik Backman
  • Narrated by: George Newbern
  • Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,999
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58,902

Meet Ove. He's a curmudgeon - the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him "the bitter neighbor from hell". But behind the cranky exterior there is a story and a sadness.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Laughed and I Cried

  • By Bill on 08-22-15

Boring, repetitive, predictable.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-17

I don’t understand why this book is so popular. From the beginning of the book it’s obvious how it’s going to go. The narrative that details the protagonist’s thoughts is so repetitive that I finally decided to stop listening because I couldn’t stand it anymore.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Life After Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Kate Atkinson
  • Narrated by: Fenella Woolgar
  • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4,171
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,765
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 3,773

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Strange & Fascinating

  • By Sara on 11-02-15

Repetitive, Boring.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-08-17

It had an interesting idea for a book but was just so boring that I’m going to stop listening to it now.

  • The Way I Used to Be

  • By: Amber Smith
  • Narrated by: Rebekkah Ross
  • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 548
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 507
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 505

Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn't change who she was. But the night her brother's best friend rapes her, Eden's world capsizes. What was once simple is now complex. What Eden once loved - who she once loved - she now hates. What she thought she knew to be true is now lies. Nothing makes sense anymore, and she knows she's supposed to tell someone what happened, but she can't. So she buries it instead. And she buries the way she used to be.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rough but Rewarding Read

  • By Amber Rae on 09-10-16

One of the best books I've ever read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-01-16

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If they want to understand what it means to experience sexual trauma, then yes.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Way I Used to Be?

Character's description of how she tried to overcome the experience of rape by forcing herself to have sex and eventually becoming promiscuous. This made sense of a phenomenon that on the surface of it, makes no sense.

Have you listened to any of Rebekkah Ross’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Treating Pornography Addiction
    The Essential Tools for Recovery
    
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        Kevin B. Skinner
    
    


    
    Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    71 ratings
    Overall 4.1
  • Treating Pornography Addiction

  • The Essential Tools for Recovery
  • By: Kevin B. Skinner
  • Narrated by: Kevin B. Skinner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 71
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 39

Renowned therapist and expert on pornogrpahy addiction, Dr. Kevin Skinner carefully walks someone struggling with pornography through the steps to recovery. Treating Pornography Addition begins with how pornography becomes a problem in the mind and how it becomes addictive. Then it teaches the listener how to rewrite the patterns in the mind. It closes with the key steps of recovery.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Honest opinion...

  • By Jack on 02-22-10

The worst narration I've ever heard

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-17-13

What disappointed you about Treating Pornography Addiction?

I think that the information in the book may have been useful, but the narration was so poor that it made it very hard to focus on the content of what was being said. I am a psychologist and had hoped to use this audiobook with some of my clients. But I can't image any of them tolerating this narration either.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Find someone who can narrate.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin B. Skinner’s performances?

no, but I would be willing to read a book that was in text or paper format. I might even buy the paper version to see what it says.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger (because I wasted my money) and disappointment (because I had hoped for something that I could recommend to clients who can't or won't read).

1 of 2 people found this review helpful